So after swearing that they wouldn't ever come out with any low wattage fixtures, what does VL do? Finally bows to the pressure and releases some low wattage fixtures! They've had 700 watt fixtures (2500 series) for a while, but the 400 watters are something new. I've known about some of these for a while but since it wasn't public I didn't say anything until now.
The new fixtures are the VL400 spot, VL440 spot, VL770 spot and the VLX3. All of the spot fixtures have frost and (finally) have the prism on its own independent arm so you can use any gobo with the prism. Each spot fixture also has a fixed and a rotating gobo wheel, a 15-36 degree zoom (come on, VL, I expected more than that!), and they all use quick-change lamps (400: Phillips 400-watt HTI P28 Lok-it!™, 700: 700-watt Phillips MSR Gold™ MiniFastFit).
The VLX3 is a 3-engine version of the 7-engine VLX. Uses the same light engines but only has 3 and it's a small fixture. I honestly don't like it that much but I'm sure plenty of people will love this thing with its small size and the popular VLX engine.
And for my favorite thing when it comes to V*Ls, weight. These fixtures are light. The 770 spot comes in at only 56 pounds, compared to a MAC700 Profile's 76 pounds!
VL400 VL440 VL770 VLX3